White House given “heads up” on detaining Glenn Greenwald’s partner

The White House says that British officials gave them a “heads up” that Glenn Greenwald‘s partner was being detained and electronics confiscated.

White House: US was given ‘heads up’ before David Miranda detained

David-MirandaThis is more interesting: Earnest admits that the White House was given a “heads up” over Miranda’s detention yesterday.

“We had an indication it was likely to occur but it’s not something we requested,” he says.

Pressed further, he says the US was told Miranda would be detained before he arrived at Heathrow airport in London.

“It probably wouldn’t be a heads up if they had told us about it after the detainment,” Earnest said.

Earnest refuses to say whether Miranda was on a terror watch-list either in Britain or in the US.

He would not comment on whether the US discouraged the UK from holding Miranda before his detention.

Read More theguardian.com.

Greenwald to publish UK secrets in retaliation for Britain detaining partner

(Reuters) – The journalist who first published secrets leaked by fugitive former U.S. intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden vowed on Monday to publish more documents and said Britain will be “sorry” for detaining his partner for nine hours.

British authorities used anti-terrorism laws on Sunday to detain David Miranda, partner of U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald, as he passed through London’s Heathrow airport.

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